Scraping Wikipedia Information for music artists, Part 2

I’ve abandoned the previous Wikipedia scraping approach for Brightonsound.com, as it was unreliable and didn’t pinpoint the right Wikipedia entry – ie: a band called ‘Horses’ would pull up a Wikipedia bio on the animal – which doesn’t look very professional. So instead, I have used the Musicbrainz API to retrieve some information on the… Continue reading Scraping Wikipedia Information for music artists, Part 2

Scraping artists bios off of Wikipedia

I’ve been hacking away at BrightonSound.com and I’ve been looking for a way of automatically sourcing biographical information from artists, so that visitors are presented with more information on the event. The Songbird media player plugin ‘mashTape’ draws upon a number of web services to grab artist bio, event listings, youtube vidoes and flickr pictures… Continue reading Scraping artists bios off of Wikipedia